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Re: new snapshot available: parted-3.0.136-1f80

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: new snapshot available: parted-3.0.136-1f80
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:26:18 +0100

Rod Smith wrote:
> On 02/18/2012 12:00 PM, Jim Meyering<address@hidden> wrote:
>> A release is overdue, so in the hopes of accelerating the process,
>> here is a snapshot.
> I note that this snapshot doesn't include my Linux-specific GPT
> partition type code patch, which I submitted in June of 2011. With EFI
> support now the norm on new computers, this patch is becoming rather
> important -- without it, Linux partitions on dual-boot EFI systems
> show up as unformatted drives under Windows' file browser, which is a
> potentially dangerous situation. If Linux partitions are given their
> own type codes, OTOH, Windows hides the Linux partitions, as it does
> on MBR disks. For more information, please review the original thread
> on this topic, starting at
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-parted/2011-06/msg00026.html.

Hi Rod,
I haven't forgotten, but as I said, this has priority lower than
that of segv/abort/corruption-inducing bugs, and it can affect only
those who also use Windows.

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